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In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

Yale E360

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. Read more on E360 ?.

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Green Transport: Private E-Car Infrastructure Subsidy in Germany

Energy and Climate Law

900 Euros subsidy for private wallboxes to charge e-vehicles and a legal obligation to have e-charging points in all new buildings. Germany wants to push ahead with new infrastructure measures for e-mobility - but not everybody likes that. This blogpost introduces the latest measures to boost the e-infrastructure and further the energy transition in Germany`s all-important transport sector.

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California to Require 100% Zero-Emission Passenger Vehicle Sales by 2035

Clean Energy Law

The Governor has issued an Executive Order with sweeping implications for the oil and gas industry and others. By Jean-Philippe Brisson , Joshua T. Bledsoe , Nikki Buffa , and Brian F. McCall. On September 23, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-79-20 , which will have sweeping implications for the oil and gas industry, automakers, low-carbon fuel producers, the logistics industry, and public transit agencies, among others (the Executive Order).

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Will the Rise of Work from Home Lower Uber's Medium Term Profits?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Post-pandemic many educated people will be working from home 3 days a week. Some of these people will choose to live further from city centers. How will such "sprawl" and reduced work trips affect the profitability of ride sharing companies? For urban economists to be useful here, we need to make some progress on a few core questions. Does Uber make more money on short urban trips versus picking people up in the far flung suburbs?

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Leadership Blog Part 10: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (NEPA at 50 and beyond)

NAEP Leadership Blog

During the decade of the 1960’s and 1970’s, there were many literary figures writing of the simplicity, the beauty, and the spiritual depth of Nature, giving us vivid imagery that represented our emotional landscape. For example, Theodore Roethke’s The Far Field that included the wonderful “North American Sequence,” was published in 1964 and instantly won the National Book Award for that year.

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I Have Been Censored By Facebook For Telling The Truth About Climate Change And Extinctions

Environmental Progress

Click here for PDF Version of this letter July 2, 2020 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Via Facebook, Twitter, and email Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I am writing to inform you that Facebook has inappropriately censored a scientifically accurate article that I wrote and Zero Hedge, Quillette, Environmental Progress, and other web sites reprinted. It is called, “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.

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Sustainability Leadership and Lollipop Moments

Eco Coach

You may be wondering - How can I I get others in my organization to take action? How can I change their perspective about sustainability? How can I get them to help me with my going green project’? There are many ways to answer this question, and one that I will briefly touch upon here is ‘by being a leader’. You may not feel as though you are in charge or can get others to take action, but the truth is, you can be a leader every day, at work and outside of work.

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Electric Vehicles Combat Climate Change

Global Green

CHRIS JOHNSTON DECEMBER 2, 2020. Chris Johnston is co-author of The Arrival of the Electric Car – An Overview of the EV Revolution Happening Now. The fastest way to shift the transportation sector to environmental sustainability is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions is from transportation.

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Emerging Investigator Series – Changseok Han

Water Research & Technology

Dr. Changseok Han is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Engineering at the INHA University, Korea. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Department of Environmental Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Han achieved his Ph.D in Environmental Science and Engineering program, Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, USA in 2014.

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New York State Issues Draft Value of Carbon Guidance for Comment

SPR Law

New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019 (CLCPA) sets requirements and goals for statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions, plans to achieve net zero emissions across the State’s economy, and renewables targets. In accordance with the CLCPA, the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC), in consultation with the New York State… The post New York State Issues Draft Value of Carbon Guidance for Comment appeared first on Sive Paget Riesel.

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Implementing D.E.J.I. Strategies in Energy, Environment, and Transportation

Speaker: Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition

Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (DEJI) policies, programs, and initiatives are critically important as we move forward with public and private sector climate and sustainability goals and plans. Underserved and socially, economically, and racially disadvantaged communities bear the burden of pollution, higher energy costs, limited resources, and limited investments in the clean energy and transportation sectors.

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Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity

Yale E360

Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil. The country’s first water market launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week with $1.1 billion in contracts tied to water prices in California, Bloomberg News reported. Read more on E360 ?.

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The Energy Transition in the Built Environment – Towards Positive Energy Districts

Energy and Climate Law

By Ceciel Nieuwenhout, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability; Lead Author of WP 1 T1.2 Report to the H2020 POCITYF-project A substantial part of energy in the EU is consumed by households , for powering electric appliances and for heating and cooling. This presents an opportunity to reduce the consumption of (fossil) energy, with the built environment becoming a key-sector in the energy transition.

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4 Things to Know About CARB’s Clean Miles Standard

Clean Energy Law

The novel regulation aims to reduce GHG emissions from ride-sharing vehicles in California. By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Jen Garlock. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing the Clean Miles Standard, a regulation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ride-sharing vehicles and encourage broader adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 1014.

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Some Research Notes on Using Geo-Tagged Cell Phone Data to Study Urban Economics Questions

Environmental and Urban Economics

Several excellent urban economics research teams have access to U.S geocoded cell phone data. Since I am not part of any of these teams, I will use this blog post to offer them some unsolicited advice. For some examples of these teams; skim this and this. Geotagged data provide researchers with a spatial and temporal high frequency database to know where each person spends her day.

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Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

As households and communities across the nation face challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, drought, extreme heat and cold, and thawing permafrost and flooding, we are increasingly searching for ways to mitigate and prevent climate impacts. During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including: The two paths for climate action: decarbonization and adaptation.

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Leadership Blog Part 9: Reclaiming Our Environmental Imagination (from Thoreau to NEPA)

NAEP Leadership Blog

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” This thought marked the beginning of this country’s literary American Renaissance and it became the cornerstone of America’s environmental consciousness. America’s heritage is rich in its regard to the environment. We all associate Thoreau with Walden Pond, and the year spent in a small cabin in the woods near the pond shore.

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Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Climate Change Blawg

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions. If you think anyone else is worth following for climate change law updates […]. The post Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter appeared first on Climate Change Blawg: Climate Change Law Blogs, News & Insights.

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Pandemics: Legal history and anthropology

Environment, Law, and History

Trionfo della morte (1446) (Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abbatellis) This coming November 6 the Centre d'Histoire et d'Anthropologie du Droit at Université Paris Nanterre will host (online) what looks to be a very interesting program on the legal history and anthropology of pandemics: "Les crises pandémiques à travers les âges. Approche historique, juridique et anthropologique".

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Farming the Sun: 5 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Long-Term Solar Lease

JANZEN AG

As one farmer recently told me, “If we can’t make money grain farming, we might as well farm the sun.” Clean energy is hot on the farm, and its more than anaerobic digesters and windmills. Many farmers are being approached by solar energy developers who ask them to sign up acres of farmland for conversion into solar farms. These farmers are presented with very long-term leases that take farm ground out of production for decades.

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Sustainability at Retail

Sustainability impacts every nation, company, and person around the world. So much so that, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) issued a call for action by all countries to work toward sustainable development. In response to this and as part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address these critical issues in this white paper.

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The Penumbras and Emanations of Climate Change: The Case for Environmental Constitutionalism in The U.S. Context.

Vermont Law

by Terry Ann Campbell. . You may have heard that the Ninth Circuit recently dismissed. Juliana v. United States. for lack of Article III standing. According to the Ninth Circuit, the 21 Youth Plaintiffs failed to show that their claims can be redressed by the judiciary. The Court’s main argument indicates that Congress and the Executive branch would be better mediums for these young Plaintiffs to advocate for the constitutional relief they seek.

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The Capitol Hill Anthrax Attacks – Fall 2001

EPA

By Ted Stanich. Associate Administrator, Office of Homeland Security. As we remember the events of September 11, and mark the 19 th anniversary and Patriot Day last week, I am reminded of the mood in Washington, D.C. in October 2001— “first 9/11, and now this?” The fear was real and we heard so many rumors about potential new threats that when there was anthrax in the mail it wasn’t necessarily a shock.

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ENAMI and Cornerstone sued over Río Magdalena copper-gold mining project in Ecuador

Corp Watch

The Cotacachi indigenous community is suing ENAMI EP, Ecuador’s national mining company, and Cornerstone Capital Resources, of Ottawa, Canada, over Río Magdalena, a proposed copper-gold mining project in Los Cedros Protected Forest in the Llurimagua area of Ecuador.

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How Non-Native Plants Are Contributing to a Global Insect Decline

Yale E360

The impact of introduced plants on native biodiversity has emerged as a hot-button issue in ecology. But recent research provides new evidence that the displacement of native plant communities is a key cause of a collapse in insect populations and is affecting birds as well. Read more on E360 ?.

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European Climate Law voted in by European Parliament

Energy and Climate Law

Yesterday and today the European Parliament approved of the central backbone legislation of the European Green Deal, the so called European Climate Law. The initiative came from the European Commission and it is undergoing the ordinary legislative procedure, under which the European Parliament and its Committees first have to form an opinion, before negotiations with the European Council shall then result in a final law.

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CARB Attempts to Contain LCFS Credit Prices

Clean Energy Law

In recent LCFS amendments, CARB introduced a new price cap on all LCFS credit transfers and authorized limited future credit borrowing. By Joshua T. Bledsoe , Brian F. McCall , and Kevin A. Homrighausen. On November 21, 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed Resolution 19-27 , approving several amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program designed to foster stability in the LCFS market and promote access to electric vehicle (EV) transportation for disadvantaged and l

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California CCAs, including San Diego Community Power, Receive Proposed Decision for 2019 RPS Plan

Renewable + Law

On August 19, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision accepting the 2019 Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Plans submitted by four new Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs): Butte Choice Energy Authority; Clean Energy Alliance; the City of Santa Barbara; and San Diego Community Power. Each of these CCAs is anticipated to start providing electricity to customers in 2021.

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Leadership Blog Part 8: Living Ethically

NAEP Leadership Blog

One of the human attributes that I absolutely believe in is a code of ethics or standard by which to live – professionally and personally. NAEP expects environmental professionals to live by their “Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice for Environmental Professionals.” As an organization IdAEP, the Idaho Chapter of NAEP, adopted this code of ethics and standards and, consequently, we have the same expectation for our chapter members.

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The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement.

Climate Change Blawg

By Alexandra Lauren Horn, Esq., a U.S. Attorney, admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey, with a Certificate in International Law and an interest in Environmental Law and Human Rights. Note you can also download this article as a Word Document or PDF with full footnotes/endnotes below the post. On November 4, […]. The post The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement. appeared first on Climate Change Blawg: Climate

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Early American history and modern American environmental law

Environment, Law, and History

A recurring theme in scholarship on environmental regulation is the roots of the American approach to environmental regulation , and to what extent this approach is exceptional. April's issue of Studies in American Political Development has an article in this vein by David Brian Robertson, "Leader to Laggard: How Founding Institutions Have Shaped American Environmental Policy".

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Here Come the Carbon Food Labels

JANZEN AG

A recent Forbes article touts that “ Carbon Labels are Finally Coming to the Food and Beverage Industry.” The article cites examples from the UK and US where food packagers are voluntarily adopting and labeling their products with carbon rating. For example, chicken breast might have a carbon score of 5.9kg CO2e/kg, while blueberries have a carbon score of 1.5kg CO2e/kg (Source: Quorn).

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How To Get ISO 14000 Certification

Environment Blog

ISO 14000 standards support and promote the incorporation of sustainable practices in business. In this article, you will learn how ISO 14000 can help businesses to adapt to our environmental crisis and how to get certified. “Seas are rising and oceans are acidifying. Glaciers are melting and corals are bleaching. Droughts are spreading and wildfires are burning.

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Big opportunity to make a difference!

Environmental Progress

I’m happy to announce exciting news: an anonymous donor has offered to double all donations made to Environmental Progress — up to $100,000! There's just one catch: all donations must be received before midnight on December 31! Can you help? Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation It's been quite a year: - Apocalypse Never became one of the most critically-acclaimed and best-selling books on the environment of all time!

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The Office on Violence Against Women Discusses Stalking

Justice Podcast

Acting Director for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Laura Rogers speaks with Bob Davis, the Communications Officer at OVW, about stalking and how the office works to educate and provide resources to prevent it and support victims. Acting Director for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Laura Rogers speaks with Bob Davis, the Communications Officer at OVW, about stalking and how the office works to educate and provide resources to prevent it and support victims.

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Amid Tensions in Myanmar, An Indigenous Park of Peace Is Born

Yale E360

The Karen people of eastern Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save the Salween, one of the world’s last free-flowing international rivers. Read more on E360 ?.

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